Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier

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Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, by Walter Stoneman, March 1950 - NPG x21956 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print on card mount, March 1950
5 7/8 in. x 4 1/8 in. (148 mm x 106 mm)
Commissioned, 1950
Photographs Collection
NPG x21956


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  • Walter Stoneman (1876-1958), Photographer. Artist associated with 18520 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.

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Princess Anne is born at Clarence house, the only daughter of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

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C.S. Lewis publishes The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the first book in the Chronicles of Narnia series. Lewis was an Oxford Don, specialising in Medieval Literature and its use of allegory. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is often seen as an allegory of the Christian struggle between good and evil.

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Following the Soviet and American withdrawal from the occupation of North and South Korea respectively, the Korean War brakes out as each side seeks to unify Korea under its own political system. While the U.S.A., U.K and other UN nations came to the defence of South Korea, North Korea had support from the Soviet Union and China. The war continued until 1953.

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